Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT testing) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS testing) provide efficient and reliable methods for combining multiple test types into a single, comprehensive testing program.

Element’s HALT testing and HASS testing capabilities combines high temperatures with random vibration to evaluate performance and durability. In addition to testing finished components, HALT testing is frequently used in R&D and design validation to anticipate issues before they arise, and avoid costly mistakes that might occur in full-scale testing, or in the field.

HALT testing also provides important information about the performance of finished systems. Engineers simulate real-world conditions to uncover hidden defects before sending the product to market. By monitoring system performance throughout the testing process, Element can provide crucial details about structural vulnerability, thermal reactions, useful life, and more. 

The Element Advantage

Element’s HALT testing and HASS testing capabilities are designed to support a variety of high-quality test programs, while controlling cost and reducing time-to-market. Our engineers will work with you to design and execute a testing protocol that provides accurate and reliable results, while helping you stay on budget and meet your contractual requirements. 

For more information about our HALT testing programs, or to speak to an expert, contact us today

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HALT Testing and HASS Testing Capabilities

Element's HALT testing chambers are capable of combining high rate thermal cycling with triaxial vibration at six degrees of freedom (6 DoF). 

Our system performance parameters include:

  • HALT/HASS Temperature Range: -100° to 200° C
  • HALT/HASS Temperature Change Rate: 30 - 60° per minute
  • HALT/HASS Temperature Stability: ±1° C after stabilization
  • HALT/HASS Vibration Type: Repetitive shock, tri-axial noncoherent. Product experiences 6 degrees of freedom broadband random vibration.
  • HALT/HASS Working Area Ranges: 30-48” x 40-48” x 36-48” high
  • HALT/HASS Maximum Vibration Power: 60 grms
  • HALT/HASS Frequency Ranges: 5 to 5,000 Hz and 5 to 20,000 H

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